FROM BARACK OBAMA TO OPRAH – THE WORLD IS TWITTERING – ARE YOU?
Turn on your computers, redirect your browser and get ready to communicate and start twittering on the hottest online community website. As a trendy web service, Twitter allows family, friends and co–workers to communicate with each other and stay connected. Essentially it is a micro-blog, or a mini online diary where people can exchange information and answer the question; what are you doing?
Alongside many other social media websites, Twittering is becoming a major part of our every-day activities, used by our friends, heroes, movie stars and even our politicians. From President Barack Obama who used Twitter during his presidential campaign to Oprah Winfrey who recently tweeted; ‘Why I LOVED today's show: puppies get saved. Prisoners get healed. Soldiers get helped. Full circle blessing. Thanks for watching,’ the message is clear and simple; if you are not Twittering, what are you waiting for?
Want to know who else is Twittering?
So what are you waiting for, start twittering today and let the world know what you are up to.
Using twitter tips:
Be brief: you only have 140 characters to broadcast your thoughts or status updates, so try to use the small words and abbreviations.
Frequency: despite the fact that there are no rules on the frequency of twitter use, people are less inclined to follow you if you update your twitter two dozen times a day.
Hash tags: hash tags can be used to show all similar tweets; for instance, using #EventUpdate to show updates related to that certain event.
Interacting: When replying to somebody’s question on twitter use the @ symbol in front of their twitter name to show that this response will come up in the “Replies” section in their account, this way your reply won’t get lost with the constant updates.
Make sure you reply to people’s comments and messages to make the most out of twitter.
Re-tweet: using the “re-tweet” option to forward some else’s tweet into your own account.
Twitter is a cool and entertaining way to stay in contact with others, but be careful, things you post will remain on the internet forever, so chose your words carefully to stay out of trouble.
Go to and starting twittering.